25 Prep Tools from Amazon You Didn’t Know You Needed
Cooking a good meal doesn't have to require loads of time when you have these nifty gadgets on hand.
Avocado Food Hugger
We love avocados just as much as everyone else, but sometimes they go bad too quickly. This food hugger is designed to keep your favorite green fruit fresh and tasty. Squeeze a little lemon on top to preserve it even longer.
Extra avocado lying around? These tried and true dishes are great ways to use them up.
Smooth Touch Can Opener
Traditional can openers are a hassle, and when you use them, you often risk slicing the side of your finger. Ouch! Instead of digging through drawers looking for your rusted tool, invest in a smooth touch can opener. They're small, so they'll fit in any kitchen. Plus, they're easy to use. Just push the top of the machine and watch as it does the work for you—no first aid kit necessary!
Cut Resistant Gloves
If you're not stocking up on speciality scissors and other chopping products, you should absolutely make room in your cabinets for one specialty item. Protect your hands when you're busy chopping away. These gloves ensure that your new knife set doesn't send you to the ER.
Mortar and Pestle
Whether you've been itching to make fresh guacamole or your grandmother's spice blend never seems to turn out quite right, snagging a mortar and pestle like this one may just be the solution. The petite granite bowls are not exclusive to Mexican restaurants, and can be an asset to any kitchen. They're affordable too!
We are obsessed with this product! Slice burger toppings, prepare potatoes to make homemade chips or even make slithers of veggies for zoodles, all with one compact tool. It's easy to use and the attached container keeps your counters spotless. Plus, the food grip protects your hands from the blades.
Make pitting cherries a breeze with this nifty gadget. You can pit up to four cherries at a time. Bonus: this tool is dishwasher safe and BPA free.
Craving fresh cherries? Send your tastebuds to heaven with 32 fresh cherry recipes. You're guaranteed to find one you love.
Garlic Press and Peeler
Prepping garlic for a dish can quickly turn into a tedious chore, but no one wants to sacrifice flavor. Peel and mince with ease with a stainless steel garlic prep set like this one. It's super sturdy and simple to use. Keep your flavors and save yourself time.
Slice shells, break bones and cut up chicken with these surprisingly sharp (and just as useful!) poultry scissors. The spring loaded blades are designed for the task, so you don't have to hurt your hands (and your cutlery) trying to cut through meat with regular knives.
Veggie noodles are one trend that is here to stay. If you find yourself buying premade spirals, or maybe you've never even tried "zoodles," consider purchasing your own spiralizer. This one is great because it's complete with five unique blade styles.
If you're craving something salty, you can use a spiralizer to make curly fries, too!
Stuffed Burger Press
Staying in tonight? No need to order out when you can make your own stuffed burgers at home! This burger press will help you save money and can stuff patties with anything you want. Yes, really! Read our how-to guide on whipping up the perfect stuffed patties here.
Mini Food Processor
If you need to use a food processor but don't need to grind up what seems like an entire cow, this compact food processor is for you. Its works just as well as your full-sized kitchen staple, but it holds less and takes up less space. Which means less clean up for you!
Even the best chefs struggle to separate eggs. One slip up and you might just have to start over— making the task a real headache. Stress less with this egg separator. Crack the egg into the separator and watch as the egg whites drip out of the bowl in three second.
If you find yourself with extra egg whites, don't toss them down the drain! Try one of these amazing dishes instead.
Hot Dog Maker
Fill this kabob skewer with ground meat of your choosing and push down. It molds the meat into the shape of a hot dog while simultaneously skewering it. It's fun, different and perfect for tonight's cookout.
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